CNN’s Jim Acosta took a shot at Fox News hosts Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson over his new book which purports to out their “fauxmacho man bullsh*t.”
The CNN White House correspondent fired back at Hannity in a tweet over the Fox News host’s attacks this week, sharing a photo excerpt from his new book, “Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America.”
“Hearing Sean Hannity is taking some shots at me over my book,” Acosta tweeted Friday. “Two things Sean… #1 I offered to come on your show and talk about the book and you guys declined. Sad! #2 you’re in the book. It was that time you had a chance to say something to my face but didn’t. Enjoy!”
Hearing Sean Hannity is taking some shots at me over my book. Two things Sean… #1 I offered to come on your show and talk about the book and you guys declined. Sad! #2 you’re in the book. It was that time you had a chance to say something to my face but didn’t. Enjoy! pic.twitter.com/d4HElCdFYf
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) June 14, 2019
Hannity had poked fun at Acosta this week after he had tweeted out a photos of himself at a book signing in Arlington, Virginia that sparked mockery over the absence of any customers.
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) June 13, 2019
Acosta has promoted his book exposing the “dangerous time” he thinks journalists are living in because of President Trump, tweeting multiple screenshots of pages of the book which has not garnered the most promising reviews.
‘When you lose NPR…’ Reviews for Acosta’s new book are in, and it doesn’t bode well for success https://t.co/YxXGucdZpc pic.twitter.com/Z5MINTdoLF
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) June 14, 2019
National Public Radio’s Annalisa Quinn gave it a blistering review, accusing the reporter of using it “as an opportunity to relitigate his spats with the White House rather than to meaningfully interrogate the cultural shift that left huge numbers of people despising and fearing the press.”
Acosta claimed “the climate of fear” Trump created made journalists seem like they “weren’t really human” to Americans.
From “The Enemy of the People” – ”We weren’t really human to them anymore. This was the climate of fear that Trump had created. In this environment, a Trump supporter could resort to violence, I reasoned. It had become a dangerous time in America.” https://t.co/yPy7wgQowb pic.twitter.com/FycuHm1bhP
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) June 13, 2019
But his claims about Hannity and Carlson proved to be even more self-absorbed as Acosta alleged the Fox News hosts avoided him when they saw him in person even though they had spent months bashing his reporting on-air.
According to “The Enemy of the People;”
“Before long, we boarded the press buses for the main event, the Trump-Putin joint news conference. As I set foot on the bus, I immediately spotted two of my biggest critics: Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity, Trump’s chief propagandists at Fox, were seated on the bus, too. And you know what? After all their attacks on me during their prime-time “state TV” programs, they didn’t say a word to me. You’d think they would have had something to say to my face, but their fauxmacho man bullsh*t, as it turns out, seems to stop at the doors at the Fox News headquarters.”
Acosta only set himself up for more mockery, and a stinging comeback from Hannity.
It’s true Fake News Acosta’s reps have BEEN BEGGING to be on the #1 show on Cable News & 618 Of the top Talk Radio stations. Sorry, I wont subject my audience to conspiracy theory fake news. Go hawk that garbage on the lowest rated cable channel u work for
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) June 14, 2019
Calling out what he purported to be their “fauxmacho man bullsh*t” only served to get Acosta schooled again on Twitter.
Acosta calls Fox News “state TV” and says Hannity is a “chief propagandist,” but he wants to go on the show anyway to hawk his book. https://t.co/gz8i371EQx
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) June 14, 2019
Perhaps Sean Hannity understands you want to use him like you used #TheWhiteHouse press briefings to boost your profile/career as you were writing your book. Your scheme is out in the open and we didn’t need a source to confirm—you’re the source. We need ethics in journalism @CNN
— John Burnett (@IamJohnBurnett) June 14, 2019
The irony here is that your tweet is the definition of faux macho man BS. In case you didn’t know, being polite by not causing a scene & attacking people you disagree with politically in a public setting is how normal (non-leftwing) human beings behave.
PS: Dear Diary.
— Andrew Surabian (@Surabees) June 14, 2019
Acosta is complaining that Tucker and Hannity… didn’t get in his face when they were on the same bus? What? https://t.co/pIpMvDghkr
— Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) June 14, 2019
Starting unnecessary altercations in public is not “macho”
— Amber Athey (@amber_athey) June 14, 2019
That passage is next level narcissism
— Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) June 14, 2019
Lol ignored much?
— J Freedom Lover (@maracaibomia) June 14, 2019
Why on earth would Hannity agree to promote your book? What planet do you live on Jim?!
— kapow74 (@theindextracker) June 14, 2019
“Why didn’t they talk to ME? Don’t they know that I’M important!”?
— Learn The COTUS (@gypsyluc) June 14, 2019
Good grief….butt hurt because the big boys would not sit by him on the bus?. I have seen a Kindergartner with the same whining.
Fortunate they only snubbed him…?
— Silver Sneekers (@Ms_S1954) June 14, 2019
Acosta calling someone else faux macho…
— Rocco Santarelli (@satirelli) June 14, 2019
— kris guht (@benjysfiance) June 14, 2019
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